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brimorse
August 12th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Has anyone installed a Linksys WMP54GS-RM with Jaunty and gotten it to work? I am considering purchasing the card but can't determine the maker of the chipset to check it against matrices available through this forum.

Any input is greatly appreciated!

ibuclaw
August 12th, 2009, 02:02 PM
It should be a Broadcom or RaLink chipset. Either way it should work OOB Perfect.

Reference site: http://linux-wless.passys.nl


edit: no wai! I have the exact same card in a Windows machine owned by a friend: WMP54GS-UK (The UK is just the Locale Suffix).
will edit this post in 30 seconds with card information.

edit: Okie doke. I think you will need to ensure that you are already connected to the internet first via ethernet.

I got the following:


lspci: 02:08.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

lshw: *-network:1
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@0000:02:08.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64 module=ssb

Installation:
System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers
-> Broadcom B43 wireless driver
-> Activate

It seemed to go fine, but then I got an error through dmesg asking me to get the latest firmware from http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware

Upon reviewing that page:


in latest versions of Ubuntu (all flavors) and Debian just need to install the b43-fwcutter package:
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
when you are asked "Fetch and install firmware?" answer "Yes" (just press "Enter)

So make sure that you are connected first before you try to install. :)

Regards
Iain

brimorse
August 12th, 2009, 02:17 PM
That is the news I was hoping for! Thanks Iain!

brimorse
August 12th, 2009, 04:06 PM
Great information- I appreciate it!

I will order the card and give it a shot. I will post the results...

brimorse
August 22nd, 2009, 08:49 PM
Just as a follow up to close the topic- got the card and installed it with no problems. Worked right out of the box- Ubuntu found it and installed the driver on its own.

Thanks again for the input Iain- it was spot on!